Juicing your fruits and vegetables is a good way to increase your intake of these foods and also keep your body hydrated with concentrated vitamins and minerals.
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Packaged and commercially made juices do not fall into this category. Irrespective of the sales gimmicks on the packs, these juices are generally not nutritionally equivalent to fresh/home made juices. They mostly contain a higher quantity of sugar and varying amounts of the real juice + preservatives.
However, constantly consuming freshly made juices when on a weight loss plan can be counter productive as the calories from natural fruit sugar quickly adds up and the total abscence of hunger satieting fibre can help defeat your weight loss efforts. When eating fruits and veggies in the natural form, there is a lot fibre in them which helps keep the hunger pangs at bay; when this is absent, there is a tendency to get hungry easily and quickly which can lead to over eating. Being constantly hungry when on a weight loss plan is not advisable and can be eliminated if you eat the right foods in the right quantity.
Making these juices yourself is the way to go; the key to keeping the calories in check is to put in more vegetables to the mix(like 80% vegetables and 20% fruits) than fruits and when using fruits choose the ones that have the lowest impact on your blood sugar ( low GI ) like cherries, grapefruits apples, berries, plum etc. Eliminate or reduce to the barest minimum these fruits dates, Watermelon, pineapples, bananas, mangoes when you are on a weight loss quest.